TEMJANIKA

LOCAL VARIETIES

TEMJANIKA

A grape of mysterious origins, has an emphasized muscat and splendorous scent that leaves no one indifferent. The name itself, incense, means strong, intense smell of thyme. Temjanika wine simply paints your day with the joyful colours of flowers and fruits.
It is supposed to originate from the Middle East and it can be rendered under many synonyms depending on the place where it is grown. This variety represents one of the oldest and ultimately wide-spread varieties in the world. The primary name according to OIV is the Muscat Blanc a Petit Grains. In Macedonia it can be mostly found in the Tikves wine district where has been grown separately in vines for a longer period of time; yet, lately there are new vineyard plantations since this variety is greatly sought as a result of the interest shown for producing muscat wines.

Temjanika is a variety that requires warm climate,
with long and dry autumns that will create perfect condition for grapes to stay longer in the vine and absorb more sugar. Later, it can be turned into dry grape for production of natural dessert wines with high percentage of alcohol.